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Accessible Archives  

Full text access to 18th and 19th century newspapers including the Pennsylvania Gazette (1738-1800). Primary sources covering the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Women’s Suffrage movement, and more. Includes 19th and early 20th century county histories from throughout the United States including Salter’s 1890 A History Of Monmouth And Ocean Counties and Ellis’s 1885 History Of Monmouth County, New Jersey . Other digitized collections include African-American newspapers, Frank Leslie’s Weekly and Godey’s Lady’s Book. . This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Ancestry Library Edition  Only available inside any library branch.

Discover your family roots! This genealogical database contains records galore-- census, U.S. military, immigration, passenger lists, newspapers, court & land records, maps & forms, as well as birth, marriage & death records.This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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HeritageQuest  

Shake up that family tree and delve into the past! HeritageQuest is an extensive collection of resource materials for tracing family history. It includes federal census records, PERSI -an index to genealogy and local history periodical articles, a local history book collection, Freedman’s Bank records and Revolutionary War records. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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New Jersey Courier Digital Archive 1852 – 1922  

Access the Courier family of newspapers remotely or from within the library. Explore issues of the Ocean Emblem, New Jersey Courier, Ocean Monmouth and Burlington Fruit Grower, and New Jersey Courier from December 10, 1852 through December 29, 1922. A custom search feature is planned. This digital archive is provided through a grant from the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission in partnership with the Ocean County Library.
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Trenton Times Historical Archive  

Explore more than a century of valuable reporting on people, places and events from a major New Jersey newspaper that includes many major Ocean County news stories. Genealogists with any interest in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania families, history teachers, journalists or anyone with an interest in NJ history will find information here they’ll find nowhere else. There is easy to use full text searching in this digital resource. Dates included are May 05, 1883 to March 15, 1993. To search the Trenton Times from 1993 to current date, click here!. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.


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America's Obituaries  

Find obituaries and death notices from over 600 U.S. newspapers (coverage varies depending on the newspaper). This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.



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